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July 18 2018

The Perfect Labor Day Getaway to Emerald Isle, NC

Labor Day weekend is approaching quicker than you think and with the kids heading back to school around that time, you will want to consider planning a last-minute beach getaway before fall is in full swing. Relaxation Starts Here Treat yourself to some rest and relaxation with your toes in the sand. Emerald Isle Realty has the best lineup of vacation rental properties on the Crystal Coast that are eye-catching, have the finest amenities and are conveniently located near a variety of fun attractions. For smaller groups that want to sit in the lap of luxury, check out our list of condos. They provide premier features like access to condominium clubhouses, expertly-designed pools with panoramic ocean views and are very close to the beach. To experience the same, but on a larger scale, look at our list of oceanfront rentals. These gems, which can accommodate groups of any size, sit ...

July 11 2018

Featured Property of The Week - Nana's Beach House

Whether it’s the smell of fresh baked cookies or that warm, wholesome feeling you get when your family comes together, there’s something very comforting about visiting your Nana’s house. Nana’s Beach House is a second-row cottage available year-round in the heart of Emerald Isle that has four bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms with only a short walk separating you from the beach. Check out more photos of Nana’s Beach House to see why you should book this gem of a vacation rental for your next Crystal Coast getaway. This Bed Is Just Right Nana’s Beach House is well-equipped to handle large groups of families or friends with ease providing four bedrooms with a king, two queens, a full and twin-size bunk, and two twin size beds. The master suite is very large with tall ceilings and a picturesque king-size canopy bed is the epitome of vacation relaxation. Two ...

July 03 2018

5 Fun Ways to Cool Off This Summer in Emerald Isle

It’s no secret, the Crystal Coast gets its fair share of warm sunny days during summer months and that’s why we love it. Emerald Isle boasts plenty of ways to beat the heat and have fun at the same time. Here are some of the essential ways to stay cool this summer during your Emerald Isle vacation. Slide into summer Take a plunge into Emerald Isle’s Salty Pirate Waterpark. The family-owned park is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day – some of the year’s warmest months. From regular water activities like slides, wading pools, and tubing, to an indoor arcade and snack bar, there’s fun to be had for all ages. Admission to the park is affordable at $20 a ticket for ages 6 and up, $15 for children ages 3 to 5, and free for those 2 years of age and younger.  Stay cool at the pool   ...

June 27 2018

Sea Turtle Season on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast

Loggerhead sea turtles are adorable and fascinating, but unfortunately, threatened. As Emerald Isle’s most precious wildlife and the destination being designated as an official sea turtle sanctuary, the area works hard to protect one of nature’s most interesting cycles: the sea turtle nesting season. From May to November, North Carolina catches a major wave of sea turtle nesting and hatching, which spans the East Coast all the way down to Florida. During this time, sea turtles as old as 30 years of age will travel thousands of miles back to their birthplace just to lay their eggs on the same beach they originally hatched from.               The Journey to Sea Once on land, the mother turtle will begin by digging a large hole sometimes up to 2 feet deep and laying on average 120 eggs per nest. Some mothers can lay up to 150 ...

June 20 2018

Water Safety on the Crystal Coast

  As the beach gets warmer, the beach-goers multiply, and so do many other hazards. Whether on a girl’s trip, a couple’s retreat, or a family getaway, it’s important to learn the warnings, regulations, and preventative measures ahead of time to make sure your trip is as safe as it is fun. Check the surf conditions The ocean provides some of the best beach memories and fun activities but remember there are always hazards – they just vary in strength. Before getting in the water, check the beach warning flags. If the flags are green or yellow, it means that the conditions are moderate to low, and it’s probably safe to swim without worry. But if the flag is red, it’s a warning of strong rip currents or hazardous waves. Even if the flags aren’t flying, you should learn the tell-tale signs of a rip current. If the water looks ...

June 13 2018

Featured Property of The Week – All Ashore East

  Summer is in full swing and this week’s featured property, All Ashore East, Is ready to provide you with the perfect vacation along the Crystal Coast. This property has immediate availability but if you’re not ready to book right away, there’s still plenty of availability throughout the year and after reading about this recently remodeled home, you’ll be ready for your next beach getaway in no time! Brand New Remodel  The group that snags this deal first will enjoy a three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home that was just remodeled earlier this year. All Ashore East’s renovation created a new open floor plan with a spacious living, dining room, and great room that boasts magnificent views of both the ocean and the sound. The main living space has been painted a tranquil blue that matches the view out the windows and has ample seating to get comfortable on the couch or to ...